Domaine la Florane Fleur de Pampre red 2020
$ 32.00 incl. GST
Côtes du Rhône Villages Visan. Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Carignan.
An easy wine to love. “Boovability,” says vigneron Adrien Fabre, “a wine you can just drink,” is what this is all about. “When blending, I place a bottle of this on my parents’ dinner table. If the bottle is not finished in that meal, the blend is not right!”
Sourced from the estate’s lower blocks, fermented naturally in concrete and rested in stainless before bottling, this is a beautifully pure and easy drinking style. The wine has evolved from previous releases to include Cinsault and Carignan in the blend which gives a little more concentration, complexity and spice, a slightly wild nose giving away to a clean streak of an array of black fruit woven though clove and spice, with pleasantly ripe and grippy fruit tannin. A Côtes du Rhône for Pinot drinkers.
Domaine La Florane / Southern Rhône
Organic Côtes Du Rhône Villages From The Rarely Seen Terroir Of Visan
Domaine La Florane is an exciting find which further broadens the options of excellent Southern Rhône wines available in Australia. The 35 hectare property is situated on a south-facing slope at the highest point of the Visan appellation (elevation is 195 – 320 metres), viticulture is certified organic (biodynamic practice) and the winery has been purpose built to maximize use of gravity, with wines matured in wood and concrete. A key philosophy is that no stylistic blending is practiced at the estate – the same blocks make up the same cuvées each year, showcasing the season.
Few Visan wines are seen in Australia. The hilly village is located around 10km north of Cairanne, with vines grown in clay-limestone soils. Domaine La Florane’s terroir is gravelly and scattered with large round pebbles; its aspect and high limestone content coupled with the steady mistral wind raises wines of freshness and invigorating natural acidity. Visan was granted Côtes du Rhône Villages appellation status in 1966.